The People's Choice (1946)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 68 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

The People's Choice was one of a handful of mid-1940s attempts to launch a series of 16-millimeter "mainstream" feature films (16mm had previously been limited to the home-movie and industrial-film market). Drew Kennedy stars as a small-town milquetoast who gains confidence when he runs for mayor. Coming face to face with local corruption and graft, Kennedy proves that he's a man and not a mouse. The supporting cast includes such familiar Hollywood faces as George Meeker, Fred Kelsey, Ernie Adams and Rex Lease, while Louise Arthur does a nice job as leading lady. Filmed in Kodachrome Color, The People's Choice was amusing, but not considered saleable enough to warrant a major studio release.



child, con/scam, radio, role-switching